Drunk driving is not only negligent behavior, it is extremely reckless. It is for this reason that Oregon legislators have enacted many laws to prevent it, and why law enforcement pursues impaired drivers so aggressively. Regardless of the law and the many awareness campaigns run over the years, too many drivers still get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. When they do, they cause accidents that result in severe injuries. If you have been hurt, our Portland drunk driving accident attorney can help you claim the full compensation you deserve.
Why is Drunk Driving So Dangerous?
Drunk driving causes hundreds of fatal accidents every year in Oregon. Alcohol directly affects the central nervous system and when it becomes impaired, it can greatly hinder a person’s reasoning, coordination, and cognitive functions. This can result in very dangerous conditions for a drunk driver, which include:
- Impaired vision
- Inability to multitask
- Inability to remain in one’s own lane and steer properly
- Slowed reaction time to hazards and emergency situations
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to brake properly and control speed
Due to the fact that the above issues are so serious for someone who is operating a vehicle, it is against the law for any motorist in Oregon to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater.
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